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Still Life Series – Chess Game

This still life painting shows chess figures at the end of the game. A clock in the background makes you think about how long it might have taken to play the game. A curtain adds further interest and perhaps underlines … Continue reading

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How to make a letter sink into the paper in 3D – Video No.261

In this video Jonathan Harris shows us how to draw the letter “A” so that it appears to sink into the paper. The time lapse video takes about 4 1/2 minutes to demonstrate the creation of this optical illusion. There aren´t … Continue reading

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Landscape after by B.C.Koekkoek – Acrylic Painting

Here is another painting created in preparation for my next exhibition at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves. It is based on a work by the 19th century Dutch painter B.C.Koekkoek. Learing how to paint impressive beech trees and the depth … Continue reading

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How to tell a story in a portrait – Video No.260

In this 17 1/2 minute video Andrew Tischler shows us how to tell a story in a portrait painting. After a more than 1 minute introduction showing beautiful paintings and scenery Andrew explains how he goes about composing the portrait. … Continue reading

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Still Life Series – Chocolates

Here is another still life painting to add to my series. It is 13x18cm in acrylics on cardboard. It shows a pile of chocolates in front of a chocolate coloured background. There are many off the shelf frames to choose … Continue reading

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How to draw a Portrait – Video No.259

In these two speed painting videos Davide Zezza shows us how to draw a portrait in coloured pencil. The portrait starts with a line drawing to which Davide adds layer upon layer of different tones to create a 3D image. … Continue reading

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New Landscape inspired by B.C.Koekkoek – Acrylic Painting

In preparation for my next exhibition at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves I have interpreted another painting of the 19th century Dutch painter B.C.Koekkoek . In order to move the scene from the 19th century to modern times I have … Continue reading

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How to paint a Rembrandt – Video No.258

In this 32 minute speed painting video Sergey Gusev shows us how he paints a Rembrandt. The portrait develops from a tone in tone underpainting to the near finished copy of a portrait by Rembrandt. Sergey uses English subtitles to … Continue reading

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Exhibition at Feldmann Trust 2018

For 30 years the Feldmann Trust in Mulheim, Germany have contributed to the social and cultural development of the town. This achievement is being commemorated with an exhibition of paintings and photographs of notable sites in the area. One of … Continue reading

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Devon Art Society Spring Exhibition at Lupton House 2018

From March 20th through March 22nd the Devon Art Society held their spring exhibition at Lupton House, Brixham. There were lots of paintings on display. This year there was snow in the gardens of this impressive 18th century building. One … Continue reading

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